Chocolate Chia Bliss Balls

These chia energy balls have the added nutrition of chia seeds, aside from being vegan, dairy-free and paleo without refined sugars or added sweeteners.

You can make different version of chia bliss balls! But my favorite are these chocolate chia bliss balls. The basic ingredients for chia bliss balls are chia seeds, pecan nuts (or any other type of nut such as almond) and dates.   But in these, I also added cocoa powder for a sweet chocolatey touch. 

And since you can make these in the your blender, they only take a few minutes to be made. Or maybe a few more minutes if you decide to coat them in e.g. fruit powder or more cocoa powder

Ingredients

  • 113 g dates
  • 82 g chia Seeds
  • 26 g raw almonds sliced or chopped RAW almonds are fine too
  • 2 teaspoons raw cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt optional

For Coating (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut optional
  • 2 tablespoon freeze-dried berry powder optional

Method

I dont mind whole chia seeds in my energy balls, but should you do, you can pulse them a couple of times in your blender to “chop” them smaller.

Add the rest of your ingredients into the processor and mix on low speed for about 2-3 minutes (stop to scrape down the sides if needed). After a couple of minutes blending, the ingredients will come together and start forming some sort of dough until the ingredients come together to form a “dough”. 

Pinch off a part of the “dough” and roll this into an energy ball, of a size you prefer.  I noticed that with oiled hands, the balls came together better and didn’t stick to my hands.

Should you want to coat the chocolate chia bliss balls, you can either roll them the coconut or the freeze-dried fruit powder to coat, or to avoid sticky fingers, you can place the energy balls in a plastic bag along with the freeze-dried fruit powder, then seal the bag and shake until the bliss balls are evenly coated. 

Enjoy!

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